Blepharitis & Blephex Treatment
symptoms of blepharitis
Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of eyelid symptoms associated with insufficient eyelid hygiene.
If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
Call to inquire about BlephEx®, the latest in eyecare technology for maintaining eyelid hygiene. Properly performed, BlephEx™ will reduce or alleviate these chronic and debilitating symptoms.
By eliminating the inflammatory etiology of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. Patients can then begin to produce more of their own tears and finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis and its subsequent dry eye disease.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by our Optometrist.
A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and a clean one is used for each individual eyelid so bacteria is not spread between the lids.
The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes and is well tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.
Treatments are typically repeated at regular monthly intervals depending on the severity of the disease.
1. How does BlephEx® work?
Answer: BlephEx® is a doctors eyelid cleaning procedure. The cleaning procedure should be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
2. How many times should I have the BlephEx® procedure performed?
Answer: Just like the mouth is full of bacteria and needs constant and regular hygiene to prevent gingivitis, so do the eyelids need constant and regular hygiene as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended that BlephEx® be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
3. Does BlephEx® hurt?
Answer: Your doctor will put in numbing drops which make the cleaning procedure more comfortable. Most patients report a tickling sensation, but no pain. The harder your doctor presses on your lids during the cleaning procedure, the MORE comfortable the cleaning procedure will be!
4. Will BlephEx® cleaning procedure interfere with my glaucoma medicines?
Answer: No, it is recommended you continue all of your other drops that any eye doctor has you on.
5. Can I perform BlephEx® at home?
Answer: No, due to the close proximity of the eye, BlephEx® is only to be performed by a professional eye care specialist or trained staff, in an office or hospital setting.
6. I wear contact lenses. Should I have a BlephEx® procedure on my eyelids?
Answer: Absolutely yes. Having regular BlephEx® cleaning procedures performed every 6 months will keep your eyelids clean.